Ali: Terrorism has frighteningly developed
Member of the Egyptian Parliament and Chairman of the Board of al-Bawaba News Institute, Abdel Rahim Ali, said Thursday that terrorism has frighteningly developed since the end of the last century.
He also added it developed through individual operations in Europe during the nineties of the twentieth century, until it has adopted the strategy of Lone wolves and the implementation of terrorist operations by stabbing and trampling.
He added, We have warned Europe since 1996 against terrorism and the Brotherhood, but they provided a safe haven for them, and considered them among the civil opposition.
This vision began to change in France as a result of the presence of the Middle East Studies Center there, Ali added.
He pointed out to the Arab region that it has many good experiences in confronting terrorism, including Algeria's experience of former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, as well as Saudi and Egyptian experiences.
The al-Bawaba News Institute organized the seminar in cooperation with the UAE Embassy in Cairo.
The seminar aimed at raising awareness among youth about the dangers of terrorism and extremism and means of fighting them.
It also aimed to throw light on the effects these dangerous phenomena have on Arab societies.
Those speaking in the seminar wanted to drive the message home that the intellectual elite can play a role in the fight against terrorism.
This elite, they said, is responsible for promoting moderate thinking and increasing the awareness of the members of the public.
Participating in the seminar were Chairman of the Board of al-Bawaba News Institute and member of the Egyptian parliament, Abdel Rahim Ali, and Acting UAE Ambassador in Egypt, Mariam Khalifa al-Kaabi, along with a large number of cultural figures, and researchers in the fields of terrorism and extremism.
A host of Arab officials also participated in the event.